Uganda's most expensive cities

Hello everyone,

What are the most expensive cities to live in Uganda? What are the costs of things such as rent, utilities, weekly groceries, dining out, etc.?

What is the lifestyle like in these cities, for expats and locals?

What are the different neighbourhoods like? Are there more affordable areas?

Do you have any experience living in any of Uganda's most expensive cities? What was it like?

Which cities in Uganda would you recommend? Are there any that offer particularly good value for money when it comes to cost of living?

Thank you for sharing your experience.


For most places in Uganda you can decide to live cheap or expensive, it's only the quality of the goods and services that will vary.

In Kampala, there are suburbs that are considered upper class and so the cost of things like rent, food, saloon, etc will be more expensive than others.

Your question is about which places are more expensive. From my experience Entebbe, Gulu and Fort Portal tend to be more expensive places to live. Entebbe is generally a civil service and tourist place, Gulu has had a large number of expatriates and Ugandan professionals working with the large number of NGO's based there, and Fort Portal is popular with foreign tourists.

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